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Monteverde bungee: Costa Rica’s most terrifying adventure
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Monteverde bungee: Costa Rica’s most terrifying adventure

Karl Kahler - May 17, 2015

MONTEVERDE, Puntarenas — Even as spectators at a distance Saturday from the safety of solid ground, we gasped in shock as we saw the other bungee jumpers…

Video: Monteverde ziplining is 100% aventura, 99% terror
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Video: Monteverde ziplining is 100% aventura, 99% terror

Karl Kahler - May 16, 2015

MONTEVERDE, Puntarenas — I started filming toward the end of the green steel-mesh bridge, heading to the Tarzan swing, my hands shaking like aspen leaves. “And here…

Nauyaca Waterfall: Horseback riding, cliff jumping and walks not taken
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Nauyaca Waterfall: Horseback riding, cliff jumping and walks not taken

Karl Kahler - May 3, 2015

When the manager of my hotel in Dominical heard I was going on a horseback ride to Nauyaca Waterfall the next day, he said I should cancel…

Paddling the Sarapiquí, with monkeys and metaphors
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Paddling the Sarapiquí, with monkeys and metaphors

Karl Kahler - April 28, 2015

There’s something objectively odd about whitewater rafting. You sit in an inflated rubber boat with the current pulling you over boulders bigger than your body, and the…

Tapantí: Tarantulas, tapirs and the end of the road in Costa Rica
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Tapantí: Tarantulas, tapirs and the end of the road in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - April 26, 2015

TAPANTÍ NATIONAL PARK, Cartago — I actually let out a yelp when I saw the big tarantula marching toward me on the sunny little trail. Then I laughed…

Terrified Tarzan: Getting into the swing of things
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Terrified Tarzan: Getting into the swing of things

Karl Kahler - April 25, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9wcq9HrF-w&feature=youtu.be   I was in the Osa Peninsula's Matapalo, which means "strangler fig," so what the heck, I agreed to climb 68 feet up a strangler fig…

Raiders of the lost tribe: The ruins of Guayabo
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Raiders of the lost tribe: The ruins of Guayabo

Karl Kahler - April 18, 2015

GUAYABO, Cartago — On the southeastern slopes of Volcán Turrialba, in verdant fields at the end of a rutted road surrounded by a jungle straight out of…

Thrills and chills in Rincón de la Vieja
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Thrills and chills in Rincón de la Vieja

Karl Kahler - March 28, 2015

After the invigorating horseback ride, the thrill of whitewater tubing, the first three ziplines and the heart-stopping drop off a bridge over a canyon in a harness,…

Manuel Antonio: 5 can’t-miss tropical wonders
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Manuel Antonio: 5 can’t-miss tropical wonders

Peter Majerle - March 5, 2015

1. The park Manuel Antonio National Park is the region’s crown jewel and raison d’etre. The park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa…

Costa Rica of yesteryear is just 20 minutes from Jacó
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Costa Rica of yesteryear is just 20 minutes from Jacó

Peter Majerle - March 3, 2015

If you’re looking for a break from Jacó’s non-stop action, the beach town’s antithesis is just eighteen kilometers away. As close as that is, it feels worlds…

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